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#1 Oct 26, 2012
Why is Mr. Haub sleeping on his promise an proposal to build a signature office tower on his properties? Build it and they will come... or is it, not build it an move to Seattle or expand to a campus in Federal Way. Who has the guts to move Tacoma into the next stage of office and retail development....
#3 Nov 27, 2012
Have you been to Seattle lately? Or just King County in general?
Tacoma/ Pierce County are forlorn and sickly, trashy and uneducated. Seattle is energetic, throbbing. King County has sidewalks and doesn't allow septic tanks.
Check out the difference in the amount of people with college degrees and real estate prices, particularly houses. Houses typically get cheaper the further out you go from major cities. Yet Thurston County homes are worth more than Pierce County homes even though they're 25 miles further out. It's like a Pierce County/ Tacoma donut hole of underperforming property.
Seattle is booming. They'll build more highrises and infrastructure in the next 5 years, than Tacoma will build in the next fifty.
I like Tacoma, but it is what it is, a low rent suburb with an anemic and shrinking tax base.
And if not for the military presence, Tacoma and Pierce County are Longview/ Cowlitz County. No offense to our hardworking, friendly neighbors to the south.
Mr. Haub would spend money in Tacoma if he thought he could make money in Tacoma, so would anyone else.
Smart money bets on Seattle and the east side of Lake Washington. Smart bets indeed.
#5 Jan 27, 2013
Tacoma is rounding the corner for a signiture high-rise. With filling of 901 A St. By possibly State Farm.. the time close for a turn around..with 44,000 employees downtown..why not something big an bright to fill the restaurants and new retail this would bring. We have to keep thinking growth and prosperity or we loose ground to Boise, Spokane and Bellevue, all have less employees than downtown Tacoma. All 3 have 25-35,000 downtown employees.
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